Firefox Firefox

Search Bar

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+K Jumps to search bar if installed (ctrl+e used to do so as well, but seems to be discontinued)
Alt+Arrow Up / arrow downin search bar Toggle search engines
Arrow Down / arrow upin search bar Choose from previous searches. Press enter to choose selected search term
Deletein previous searches Delete previous search entry


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F / [ / ] Open "quick find" window and searches phrase as you type
'(apostrophe) Open "quick find" (links only) window
Ctrl+G / enterorf3 Find next occurrence of search term.
Ctrl+Shift+G / Shift+F3 Find previous occurrence of search term.
Esc Close search window

Firefox Features

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+J Open or close download window
Ctrl+H Show or hide browsing history
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Clear private data (menu)
Ctrl+O Open file
Ctrl+L Open Location
Alt+F Open file menu
Alt+E Open edit menu
Alt+V Open view menu
Alt+S Open history menu
Alt+B Open bookmark menu
Alt+T Open tools menu
Alt+H Open help menu
Ctrl / Show / hide Add-On Bar (holding add-ons)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Tab / Shift+Tab Jump to next or previous form element
Space Activate or deactivate radio buttons and check boxes
Alt+Arrow Down Select from a drop-down menu
Ctrl+c,ctrl+xandctrl+V Copy, cut or paste selected text (when working in forms)
Arrow Up / Arrow Down Select previously used form entries
Shift+Delete Delete previously used form entries

The Rest

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+I Open or close webpage Inspector
Ctrl+Shift+J Open Java Error Console. Press escape to close
F1 Firefox (online) help


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+B / Ctrl+I Show or hide bookmark sidebar
Ctrl+Shift+B Organize bookmarks
Ctrl+D Add bookmark
Ctrl+Shift+D Bookmark all tabs. In the "create in" menu, use alt+down to choose bookmark destination
Alt+b, then pressa-z/ number Open bookmark menu and press first letter of a bookmark name to load them. More than one entry with the same letter, requires to repeatedly pressing the letter and hit enter


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+Home Jump to homepage
Alt+Arrow Left / Arrow Right One page backward / one page forward
Ctrl+T Open new tab in same window
Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Page Down Jump to next browser tab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab / Ctrl+Page Up Jump to previous browser tab
Ctrl+1...8 Jump to browser tab 1 - 8
Ctrl+9 Jump to the rightmost tab regardless on how many tabs are open
Ctrl+W Close current browser tab
Ctrl+Shift+T Undo close current browser tab

Inside Webpages

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+D, then pressTabtwice (or three times) Get "focus" on webpage for in-page keyboard navigation. Note the dotted frame around the page
Arrow Down / Arrow Up Scroll webpages up or down one line
Page Down / Page Up Scroll webpages up or down one page. space/shift+space does the same.
Home / End Jump to beginning / end of webpage
Tab / Shift+Tab Jump to next / jump to previous link
Enter Open selected link in current tab
Shift+Ctrl+Enter Open selected link in new foreground tab
Ctrl+Enter Open selected link in new background tab
Shift+Enter Open selected link in new window
Alt+Enter Download selected link
Ctrl+[+] / Ctrl+- Increase or decrease text size
Ctrl+0(zero) Default text size
F5 / Ctrl+R Reload page
Ctrl+F5 / Ctrl+R Reload page with cache override
Esc Stop loading page
F6 / Shift+F6 Jump forwards / jump backwards between tab bar and page. To reach addressbar, press f6 until reaching the tab (see dotted line around tab) and press tab
Shift+F10 Open context menu of a hyperlink. Press arrow up or down or initial letter to select command
F7 Turn caret mode on or off (navigation with keyboard)
Ctrl+A Select all, useful to copy and paste text out of webpages
Ctrl+C Copy selected text
Ctrl+P Print
Alt+f, thenv Print preview
Ctrl+U Show page source
Ctrl+S Save page as

Firefox Windows

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+N / Alt+F+N Opens new browser window
Ctrl+Shift+W / Alt+F4 Close browser window
Alt+Space Opens the title bar menu (default Windows feature)
Alt+Space+Enter Restore Window (default Windows feature)
Alt+Space+X Maximize Window (default Windows feature)
Alt+Space+N Minimize Window (default Windows feature)
F11 Turn full page view on or off (default Windows feature)

Address Bar

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+D / Ctrl+L Jump to address bar
Ctrl+Enter Complete a .com address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".com" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.
Shift+Enter Complete a .net address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".net" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Complete a .org address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".org" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.
Arrow Up / arrow downin address bar Open URL history in address bar and navigate. Press enter to launch selected webpage
deletein address bar history Delete current entry from address bar history